John Peel was one of the first people to spot the potential of the Smiths and he gave them a session on his show back in 1983. The band went on to make several exclusive recordings for the Beeb - and this programme features some of those sessions, as well as interviews and recollections of those involved in making them. Producer Kevin Howlett
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